Tuition + Fees

 

  TUITION + FEES

Academic Year Academic Year
2020-2021 2021-2022
Annual Tuition (12-18 credits) $39,500 $39,975
Per Semester $19,750 $19,987.50
Summer Tuition $440 per credit $440 per credit
*Studio Fee $34 per credit $34 per credit
Tuition Exchange
Studio Fee (12-18 credits) $ 500 per semester $500 per semester

  KCASE

Fees $50 per credit $50 per credit
Technology fee $125 $125
Studio/Materials fees per course per course
*Please note that an additional material fee may be required based on course selection.

  ROOM + BOARD

A $50 non-refundable Living center Application Fee is required for all students residing on campus, in addition to their Living Center application and room preference form.
  Annual Costs
Academic Year Academic Year
2020-2021 2021-2022
Double Room $8,600 $8,700
Per Semester $4,300 $4,350
  Wylie Dining Resident Meal Plans
14 meals per week plan
Includes $125 dining dollars annually, $62.50 per semester*
$2,950 TBD
Per Semester $1,475 TBD
19 meals per week plan
Includes $200 dining dollars annually, $100 per semester*
$3,300 TBD
Per Semester $1,650 TBD
Non-Resident Meal Plan
45 meals per semester plan
Includes $250 dining dollars per semester*
$555 TBD
75 meals per semester plan
Includes $250 dining dollars per semester*
$755 TBD
115 meals per semester plan
Includes $250 dining dollars per semester*
$1,000 TBD
*Dining dollars are for use at Café Nerman

 

 Major + STUDIO FEES

Academic Year
2020-2021 and 2021-2022
  Major Major Fee Elective Fee Other Fee
per semester per semester, per elective course
Animation $75 $75
Art History $15
Ceramics $490 $155 $290 Glass Fee
Filmmaking $150 $150
Fiber $200 $100
Foundation $65 N/A
Graphic Design $105 $55
Illustration $110 $55
Liberal Arts N/A N/A *
Painting $65 $35
Photography $150 $150
Printmaking $125 $85
Product Design $200 $100
Interactive Arts $75 $75
Sculpture $205 $175
* $250/hour credit fee “Globalization in History”

 

  ADDITIONAL FEES

Academic Year Academic Year
2020-2021 2021-2022
Central Shop Orientation $25 fall semester $25 fall semester
Technology Fee $300 per semester $300 per semester
Graduation Fee $50 $50
Late Registration Fee* $200 $200
*Students who are dropped for non-payment and re-registered

 

  KCAI’s Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

  Student Living On Campus

Academic Year
2020-2021 2021-2022
Direct Billable Costs
Annual Tuition (12-18 credits) $39,500 $39,975
Technology Fee $600 $600
Living Center Double Room $8,600 $8,700
Living Center 14 Meal Plan $2,950 TBD
Indirect Costs
Books + Supplies $1,500 $1,500
Personal Expenses $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $1,500 $1,500
Estimated Cost of Attendance $55,650 TBD

 

  KCAI’s Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

  Student Living Off-Campus

Academic Year
2020-2021 2021-2022
Direct Billable Costs
Annual Tuition (12-18 credits) $39,500 $39,975
Technology Fee $600 $600
Indirect Costs
Room + board $7,500 $7,500
Books + Supplies $1,500 $1,500
Personal Expenses $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $1,500 $1,500
Estimated Cost of Attendance $51,600 $52,075

 

  KCAI’s Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

  Student Living with Parent/Guardian

Academic Year
2020-2021 2021-2022
Annual Tuition (12-18 credits) $39,500 $39,975
Technology Fee $600 $600
Indirect Costs
Room + Board $0 $0
Books + Supplies $1,500 $1,500
Personal Expenses $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $1,500 $1,500
Estimated Cost of Attendance $44,100 $44,575

To download the tuition and fee information for the 2019_2020 academic year, please click here.


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